Monday, September 22, 2008


Andrew Davis, Libertarian Party

One trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) is enough money:

To buy everybody living in Los Angeles at least one Lamborghini Gallardo.

To buy 88,052, 394' custom mega yachts; enough to stretch around ΒΌ of the world.

To buy everyone living in Belize and Malta a Manhattan apartment.

To get half of the Democratic Party into a fundraiser for Barack Obama at the $28,500 admission price.

To give one out of every two men in the United States a Men's Presidential Rolex watch.

To buy every woman in the United States a Tiffany Diamond Starfish Pendant.

To get two Mitsubishi 73" HDTVs for every household in America.

To buy four copies of The Office: Season Four on DVD, to every person on earth.

To send everybody in America on an all-inclusive vacation to Tahiti (and some people can stay a few extra days).

$1 trillion is enough money for everyone in Buffalo, NY to buy their own 65-acre island in Panama.

This is how much the government is going to cost you (roughly $3,278 for every man, woman and child in the United States).


At September 22, 2008 3:55 PM, Anonymous m said...

The cost of the trillion dollar bailout is higher than the ~$3200 figure specified. If we had the money in hand, then that would be an appropriate figure. But we have to borrow it and pay interest on it. A rough estimate is to triple the cost, and $10,000 is a lot closer to the real cost of the current level of the bailout.

At September 22, 2008 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, andy libertarian

would a trillion feed any starving children or elders, buy them medicine, or maybe shoes?

yah, i get the point, but WHAT a disgusting list!!

At September 23, 2008 5:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it be less disgusting if compared to the direct cost of Iraq war (roughly equivalent) or the US Education budget (18 times inferior)?


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